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Creative Data Lions Winner: The Times brings unheard JFK speech to life with AI

The Times Newspaper in the UK won this year’s creative data award at Cannes Lions by using historical data to bring to life the speech President Kennedy was never able deliver in Dallas 1963.


25/06/2018  |  Full story...

The Times ditches online rolling news

The UK's Times and Sunday Times have merged their websites and launched new apps, ceasing its rolling news operation in favour of four online editions each day.

31/03/2016  |  Full story...

Top newspaper sites on Twitter: Guardian stories most shared

The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail figure in the top three positions in a study which analyses top UK newspaper websites for their popularity on social network, Twitter.

21/01/2015  |  Full story...

Murdoch papers slam Facebook for ‘audience tax’ publisher deals

News UK, the publisher behind The Times and The Sun, has criticised Facebook’s plans to encourage papers to publish their articles direct to the social network’s mobile app, branding the move an ‘audience tax’.

30/10/2014  |  Full story...

Paid content strategies: The Sun website starts £2 weekly paywall

The Sun has launched its online paywall, charging users £2 per week, to access its website. However, the tabloid will grant registered users access to 20 articles a month, as newspapers continie to experiment with paid-content strategies online.

01/08/2013  |  Full story...

The Sun goes behind paywall later this year

News International is to start charging readers to access the Sun newspaper online later this year, as the firm continues its paid content strategy amid rising competition from digital news outlets.

28/03/2013  |  Full story...

Daily Telegraph paywall coming to UK

The Daily Telegraph has become the latest UK newspaper to charge for access to its website, as traditional news outlets continue to compete with digital competition from search engines, news aggregators and blogs.

27/03/2013  |  Full story...

EE to charge 4G customers extra £5 per month?

EE, the new mobile network set up by Orange and T-Mobile, is planning to charge customers about £5 per month on top of current contract costs to connect to its 4G network, according to a news report. The Times reports that the network, which goes live on October 30 , has admitted that it will charge a premium for 4G, which is up to ten times faster than existing mobile networks.

09/10/2012  |  Full story...

Rupert Murdoch steps down as director of News International

Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive and chairman of News Corporation has resigned from his directorships at NI Group Ltd, NewsCorp Investments and Times Newspaper Holdings.

23/07/2012  |  Full story...

Facebook denies spying on text messages

Facebook has denied reports that it is spying on users is spying text messages and other personal data sent from users’ smartphones. The claims came in a report in the Sunday Times, saying Facebook is foremost among mobile app companies that are using permissions obtained when users download apps to access and read text, intercept phone calls and track users’ locations.

28/02/2012  |  Full story...

Hacking scandal: Survey reveals what News of The World subscribers will read now

As the Sunday newspaper world is turned upside down, The British Population Survey (BPS) has been looking at the profile of the NoTW readership and where they are likely to go next for their Sunday reading. With a radical sea-change in the supply of Sunday Newspapers this weekend, the BPS looked at the ‘orphan readership’: who they are, what they might turn to for the foreseeable future, and whether they are worth pursuing by either Other Title Publishers, or Advertisers / Media Buyers ?


19/07/2011  |  Full story...

Murdoch drops bid for BSkyB: Will he now target digital?

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has withdrawn its bid to take over British satellite broadcaster BSkyB, following pressure from politicians, the media and the public in light of the News of the World phone hacking scandal. The withdrawal of the bid is a setback for Murdoch as he targets digital communications and broadcast over newspapers. News Corp. had been seeking to buy the 60.9% of the BSkyB shares it does not already own. The move would have created the largest media company in Britain.


13/07/2011  |  Full story...

News of the World scandal: New media to benefit as consumers switch to digital?

Emerging new media brands look set to benefit from a growing consumer backlash against 'traditional' media outlets in the wake of the NOTW hacking scandal and subsequent closure of the publication, according to research released by online publisher, Populis. Populis interviewed 2,025 UK consumers via pollsters Opinium and found that 44% said their trust in traditional media in general had been 'significantly undermined' by the continuing scandal 35% said they were more likely to explore newer publishers as a result of the scandal.


11/07/2011  |  Full story...

News of the World closure: Has Murdoch bought domain?

Shock news that the News of the World is to close on Sunday after the phone hacking scandal has sparked rumours of a swift online and print replacement, as a mystery buyer snaps up the domain name for ''. The registration of the online domain name occurred on Tuesday, two days before News of the World's collapse was announced. However, the buyer of the domain remains unknown. It was registered two days ago by a web design company called Mediaspring.


08/07/2011  |  Full story...

One year on: The Times paywall reaches 100,000 digital subscribers

The number of digital subscribers to The Times and The Sunday Times has exceeded 100,000, one year after News International imposed a paywall on the two news sites. The Times and The Sunday Times has 101,036 current, monthly digital subscribers as of the end of June, up from 79,000 on 28 February 2011, an increase of 28%. This includes subscribers to all digital channels: the websites, the iPad and the Kindle.


06/07/2011  |  Full story...

How influential are you? The Sunday Times 'Social List' ranks social media stars

The Sunday Times has launched the ‘Social List’, using data from 4 key social networks - Foursquare, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook – to measure a person’s influence online. Free to join, participants will need to link up whichever social networks they use and want to be included. Every morning The Sunday Times Social List will make its calculations. People's results will change daily as new people join and scores are updated.


23/05/2011  |  Full story...

Guardian website tops UK newspaper usability table

The Guardian has been named most user-friendly news provider, surpassing other popular UK news providers including The Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, according to a new study.

18/05/2011  |  Full story...

Google’s new search rankings: Winners and losers revealed

Well-known news sites such as The Guardian and The Telegraph, have benefited most from Google’s latest UK search update, known as ‘Panda’, according to new research. Early data from search marketing specialist and technology firm Greenlight, reveals big winners and losers, visibility-wise, from Google’s Panda algorithm update – designed to improve Google’s ability to detect and devalue “low quality content”, which it has now rolled out across all English language websites.


15/04/2011  |  Full story...

The Times claims paywall creates better audience for advertisers

Advertisers using News International's Times website have seen significant lifts in user engagement and brand recall, according to the results of a three-month qualitative and quantitative study by the publisher. The findings are based upon a three month study conducted by research firm Promise.

The study compared user behaviour on the paid for Times, an unidentified free to access quality news site and an online portal. The study found that both brand and message recall were 21% and 18% higher respectively on the Times site as opposed to free sites.


09/03/2011  |  Full story...

Times paywall: Online reader figures revealed

News Corporation has revealed that 105,000 readers have paid to read The Times and Sunday Times online and via mobiles, since both broadsheet papers’ websites went behind a paywall four months ago. The media giant revealed a further 100,000 people have a joint subscription to read the newspapers digitally and in print, the papers add.

The figures have been eagerly awaited by publishers and advertisers since the two papers went behind an online paywall four months ago. Times readers are charged £1 for a day’s digital access – the same price as the weekday newspaper – or £2 for a week’s subscription to the Times and Sunday Times sites. Print subscribers gain free access, while international visitors face charges of $2/€1.50 a day or $4/€3 a week. The Times iPad app costs £9.99 a month.


03/11/2010  |  Full story...

Times loses 1.2 million online readers after paywall

Visits to the websites of The Times and The Sunday Times have dropped by 1.2 million since May 2010, according to new data.The statistics, from ComScore, indicate that the websites of The Times and The Sunday Times dropped from 2.79 million in May 2010 to 1.61 million in July 2010.

News International launched its separate and websites on 25 May. It made registration compulsory and began redirecting users from the old site on 15 June and started charging for access to both sites on 2 July.


18/08/2010  |  Full story...

Better than expected? Times loses 66% of online readers after paywall

The Times has lost two-thirds of its online audience since the introduction of its paywall earlier this month, beating the paper’s own expectations, according to new data. Data from Experian Hitwise, which monitors Internet traffic, found visits to The Times's website had fallen to 33 percent of the levels seen before readers were asked to register and pay for access.

The Murdoch-owned paper is likely to take the data as favourable considering traffic had been expected to drop by as much as 90 percent. However, the shorter drop may have been softened by an introductory offer for customers, which gave them a month’s access to the site for just £1.


19/07/2010  |  Full story...

Times starts charging £1 a day for online news stories

Times readers now have to pay a pound a day or two pounds a week to access content. The websites of News International newspapers, the Times and the Sunday Times, have started charging for their content from 2 July.

Users who register for long-term use of the sites can pay a promotional price of one pound for the first 30 days, while subscribers to the newspapers' print editions can automatically access the newspapers online. The two titles are the first of four News International titles in the UK to move to an online-pay model. Chief executive of News International Rebekah Brooks said the new sites will feature award-winning journalism and give readers exclusive content and interactivity. The publisher said the Times iPad edition, which costs £9.99 a month, would continue to be charged separately.



Times loses market share after online paywall and registration- research

The Times has seen its market share halve since introducing required registration for its online content, according to the latest Hitwise data. Robin Goad, Research Director, Hitwise UK takes a closer look at Rupert Murdoch’s latest web gamble…

Following months of speculation, News International has finally erected a paywall around the Times newspaper website. After a couple of weeks running two sites, ( and in parallel, visitors to the former site are now automatically redirected to the latter.

Since last Tuesday, users have had to register to read content on the Times website (as well the separate Sunday Times site). However, they don't yet have to pay: during the trial period, which is expected to last until the end of the month, simply having registered is enough to access the content behind the paywall.


25/06/2010  |  Full story...

Times Online ditches micro-payments for 24- hour charges

The Times has outlined plans for its online payments model, dismissing micro-payments in favour of a 24-hour access charge for the online version of the paper. Speaking at the Society of Editors conference in Stansted, Essex, James Harding, editor of the Times, said the paper would charge for 24-hour access to that day's edition of the paper alongside a subscription model. Harding pledged to "rewrite the economics of newspapers", and warned the newspaper business had to avoid the mistakes of the music industry in making ‘free’ the norm.


18/11/2009  |  Full story...

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